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Selected works of Emil Wolf : with commentary

Author: Emil Wolf
Publisher: River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific Pub., ©2001.
Series: World Scientific series in 20th century physics, v. 29.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This invaluable book presents most of the important papers of Emil Wolf, published over half-a-century. It covers chiefly diffraction theory (especially the analysis of the focal region), the theory of direct and inverse scattering, phase-space methods in quantum mechanics, the foundation of radiometry, phase conjugation and coherence theory. Several papers which have become classics of the optical literature are  Read more...
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Wolf, Emil.
Selected works of Emil Wolf.
River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific Pub., ©2001
(DLC) 2001023741
(OCoLC)46678020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emil Wolf
ISBN: 9789812811875 9812811877
OCLC Number: 261134839
Description: 1 online resource (x, 661 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Section 1. Diffraction --
Section 2. Radiation theory and string excitations --
Section 3. Coherence and statistical optics --
Section 4. Scattering --
Section 5. Foundations of radiometry --
Section 6. Articles of historical interest --
Section 7. Lectures --
Section 8. Publications by Emil Wolf.
Series Title: World Scientific series in 20th century physics, v. 29.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Emil Wolf.

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This invaluable book presents most of the important papers of Emil Wolf, published over half-a-century. It covers chiefly diffraction theory (especially the analysis of the focal region), the theory of direct and inverse scattering, phase-space methods in quantum mechanics, the foundation of radiometry, phase conjugation and coherence theory. Several papers which have become classics of the optical literature are included, such as those on Wolf's rigorous formulation of the theory of partial coherence and partial polarization, the introduction of diffraction tomography, and his discovery of correlation-induced shifts of spectral lines (often called the Wolf effect). There are also papers dealing with the historical development of optics and some review articles.

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